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    Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    I've got a pair of US Amps USA-200X bridged on a set of Dynaudio System 360 components. I'm thinking about changing out amps to either a single Zapco C2K6.0, an Audison LRX 2.500 or Audison VEx 2.400.2, or a McIntosh MCC302

    Does anyone have any good/bad comments on the Zapco, Audison, or McIntosh amps? Which would you prefer? Basically I want the best sound, and staging possible.







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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    All 3 are good companies, but ide say McIntosh is on top.



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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    I'm sure you know this, but the placement of the speakers will help infinitely more than the amp you choose when it comes to the soundstage




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    I'd go with the McIntosh because it looks ****.




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Quote Originally Posted by xtremekustomz View Post
    I've got a pair of US Amps USA-200X bridged on a set of Dynaudio System 360 components. I'm thinking about changing out amps to either a single Zapco C2K6.0, an Audison LRX 2.500 or Audison VEx 2.400.2, or a McIntosh MCC302

    Does anyone have any good/bad comments on the Zapco, Audison, or McIntosh amps? Which would you prefer? Basically I want the best sound, and staging possible.
    We're a Zapco, USAmps, and Audison dealer. I prefer the Audison VRx over the three.




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Autry View Post
    We're a Zapco, USAmps, and Audison dealer. I prefer the Audison VRx over the three.
    Bold statement right there.

    If it was my $$$ I'd go Audison too



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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    I'm sure you know this, but the placement of the speakers will help infinitely more than the amp you choose when it comes to the soundstage
    Yeah, I know placement is key...but amp quality also has its advantages. I've got the midrange and tweeter in the kick panels and the midbass in the doors.




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    I really don't how much you will gain from moving from US Amps to one of the others.




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    I'm sure you know this, but the placement of the speakers will help infinitely more than the amp you choose when it comes to the soundstage
    JimJ, is very right. i dont think your going to notice any SQ difference from changing the amp.

    BTW , i vote for ZAPCO. this is the first time that ive heard Audison amps. i got to look in to it.

    PS: this Audison amps are soo saxy, WOW




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Autry View Post
    We're a Zapco, USAmps, and Audison dealer. I prefer the Audison VRx over the three.
    how much are this amps btw??
    N/M i found the prices and i think the LRX is looks good to me, but how does it compare with Zapco?




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Ask the guys at Dyn what they use.




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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Quote Originally Posted by 6spdcoupe View Post
    Ask the guys at Dyn what they use.
    Brax ? helix ? What do they use ?



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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

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    Brax ? helix ? What do they use ?
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    Re: Zapco, Audison, US Amps, McIntosh

    Quote Originally Posted by ramos View Post
    Brax ? helix ? What do they use ?
    hmmmnnnn. nope.

    I know Emilios at Dynaudio USA has a ARC Signature SE4200 pushing the newest released Dynaudios in his personal car...

    To the poster, IMO a McIntosh (any Mac) is a collectors piece. It is the benchmark.
    And if it was within reach, I'd buy it over the ones mentioned-period.

    On another note, comparing high end amps from a performance standpoint its too much of an apples vs apples comparsion. In which case comes down to budget, footprint, and getting the most power for your dollar.



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